Our BHP Charter value of Sustainability is core to our strategy and integrated into everything we do.
Our sustainability approach
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. We put health and safety first, we are environmentally responsible, we respect human rights, and we support host communities.
Governance of sustainability
We believe high standards of governance are critical to delivering on our strategy, creating long-term value and maintaining our social license to operate.
Our Board oversees our sustainability approach, with the Board’s Sustainability Committee assisting with governance and monitoring and the Board’s Risk and Audit Committee assisting with overseeing the Group’s systems of risk management.
We make sure we get the best advice when making decisions that could impact sustainability. The BHP Forum on Corporate Responsibility is a key tenet of our stakeholder engagement program.
Applying our sustainability approach
In applying our sustainability approach, the daily activities and decisions of the Company are supported by the mandatory minimum performance requirements articulated in Our Requirements standards. These standards are the foundation for developing and implementing management systems at our operations.
We identify and manage material risks across our business activities, functions and processes through our Risk Management standard. This is a Company-wide standard that allows us to consistently apply a risk-based approach to sustainability.
All material risks to our business are assessed with consideration of the potential health, safety, environmental, community, reputational, legal and financial impacts. By embedding risk management into our work processes and critical business systems, we ensure our decision-making is based on valid data.